Isadoré is the professional name of singer/songwriter and producer, Isabelle Reynaud. With her new song “No Illusion,” the Australian artist debuts a layered and rhythmic alt-pop sound. She makes music that is new and unique, while standing on the shoulders of feminist giants.
In 2018 The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada invited Isadoré to attend a five week residency. While there she wrote and recorded music inspired by Jungian psychologist Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ classic feminist novel “Women Who Run with the Wolves”.
“No Illusion” is the first single from the four song project. Isadoré explains that the song was, “meant to be a sentimental summary of the whole book- the overall empowerment her words gave me when I was in Canada and how I found my ‘wild’ self within me.”
Musically Isadoré’s style reminds me of other feminist heroes. I hear shades of contemporary artists like Christine and the Queens and St. Vincent. However, the percussive rhythm and driving bass immediately brought to mind another legend, 80’s icon Kate Bush. Kate and Isadoré also share a knack for somehow creating catchy Pop hooks from high-brow literary concepts.
Now back at home in Australia, Isadoré is already hard at work on a number of new projects. She is writing film scores and creating performance art installations. Of course, she is sure to be producing more thought provoking body moving new songs. Follow the links below to connect with her and stay in the loop on all of her current and future projects.